Of all the days the weather vane could have picked to end Missouri's historic drought, August 25, the first day of LouFest, was not the one I would have chosen.
In a crowded indie landscape full of electronic pop, it's unlikely that most bands will ever cut through the noise, and even less likely that they'll be exceptionally good. Young Phantogram has already defied both odds.
Catherine Harris-White and Stasia Irons are soaring with THEESatisfaction. Well known among fans of the Seattle hip-hop scene, the duo has taken off with a European tour and buzz both abroad and at home following the release of their debut album, "awE naturalE."
You could say that the many historical instances of the name Tycho point to the musical artist of the same name.
Gypsy punk. Electronica. Hip hop. World Music. Not since listening to a random Manu Dibango CD -- left behind by an old roommate when he moved -- have I ventured into the esoteric and somewhat intimidating genre of world music.